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Long prized for its ductility, beauty and resistance to oxidation, gold was considered the property of rulers and kings, so why not the glittering stones found beside it?
While still cutting the apples, place the finished apple wedges in a bowl of acidulated water (add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to water) to prevent oxidation.
Over time, weather and waves have sculpted the sandstone shore, and the oxidation of iron ore within the stones has painted them with colorful bands.
Much like oak, oxidation can give a wine more body, complexity, and a nuanced richness when used with thoughtfulness and restraint.
Natural winemakers also tend to be fond of uncommon approaches — varying degrees of skin-on fermentation, unusual varietals, intentional oxidation — leading to white wines that can be ripe and savory, reds that are almost effervescent.
Like cases of wine in the holds of a ship moored too long in a hot port, the wine’s color could have faded, its aroma could be stunted and its flavor could show signs of oxidation, but Weir’s lots have yet to be analyzed for damage.
Pair more delicate dishes, like the Royal Tuna Tartare → 281, with wines that have gentler levels of oxidation.
Since wood is porous, the wine inside can breathe, allowing evaporation to concentrate the wine and enriching wine’s texture through slow oxidation.
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First Known Use: 1745See Words from the same year
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